Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicRural health

Topic: rural health

SubscriberWrites: Integrating diagnostics into eSanjeevani could transform India’s rural healthcare

The lack of doctors' personal touch causing mistrust among patients during teleconsultation remains a significant concern in rural India, writes Ritubhan Gautam

ANMs unable to detect high-risk pregnancy, but here’s how Assam is fixing it: IAS officer

UNICEF and Assam govt carried out a pilot project in some districts. The main objective was to understand the critical gaps in the state's sub-centres and ANMs.

In Bihar’s Bhojpur, quacks are ‘Gods who save lives’ as hospitals battle Covid burden

According to 2018 data, Bihar has the lowest ratio of doctors in terms of population in the country. So quacks, commonly known as 'jhola-chhaap doctors', command huge respect in rural areas

Surgeons, gynaecologists, paediatricians — rural health report flags huge specialist shortage

Latest Rural Health Statistics report shows 78.9% shortfall of surgeons, 69.7% of obstetricians & gynaecologists, 78.2% of physicians, and 78.2% of paediatricians.

Better than a ‘proper’ ambulance — how Karimul Hak’s free bike service won him a Padma Shri

In ‘Bike Ambulance Dada’, Biswajit Jha writes about how Karimul Hak saved 4,000 lives with his free bike-ambulance service.

Modi govt’s Ayushman Bharat could be behind sharp spike in rural health inflation

Data released by government shows rural health inflation was at 10.14 per cent in December 2018, more than double since September 2018.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.